Sermon Bible Study Guides

Genesis 18 - 27 March, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Genesis 18
  2. Who are all the people mentioned in this passage?
  3. What places are mentioned in this passage?
  4. What is the setting of vv. 1–15?
  5. What does Abraham do when he sees three men standing in front of him? (vv. 1–8)
  6. What does the LORD say to Abraham concerning Sarah? (v. 10)
    1. How did Sarah respond? (v. 12)
    2. How did the LORD respond back to Sarah (vv. 13–14)
  7. What are the settings of vv. 16–33?
  8. What does the LORD tell Abraham in vv. 20–21?
    1. How does Abraham respond to the LORD in vv. 22–33?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Who are the three men in v. 2?
  3. Why does Sarah respond with doubt in vv. 12–14?
  4. What is the LORD's plan for Sodom and Gomorrah and why?
  5. Does God change his mind in vv. 22–33? Why or why not?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What do we learn about God from this passage?
  2. How can you fight temptation to not believe God's promises?
  3. What is something that is not "too hard for the LORD" that you are failing to believe right now?
in Luke

Luke 9:58–62 - 13 March, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Luke 9:57–62
  2. Who are all the people mentioned in this passage?
  3. How many people came and told Jesus something in this passage?
  4. What did the first person tell Jesus?
    1. How did Jesus respond?
  5. What did Jesus say to the second person?
    1. How did this person respond?
    2. How did Jesus respond back?
  6. What did the third person tell Jesus?
    1. How did Jesus respond?
  7. What are repeated words/phrases in this passage?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. What do the three interactions have in common?
  3. What point is Jesus trying to make?
  4. What does it mean that "the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head?"
    1. Who is the Son of Man?
  5. What is the kingdom of God?
  6. Why does Jesus tell people not to bury their own dead or not to say farewell?
  7. What does it mean to put your hand to the plow?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. When did you first count the cost of following Jesus?
    1. What are some of the costs you have faced?
    2. How has the local church helped bear your burdens?
  2. How do you know if there are things in your life that have become idols? How can you tell if there is something hindering you from following Jesus?
  3. Sing How Rich a Treasure to God and to one another
 
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